In a tight game amid a raucous United Center crowd, much of which was pro-Thunder along OKC’s baseline, the Thunder could ill afford to let its defense slip. For every good defensive play the Thunder made, it would backslide. Following Schroder’s layup to take a 110-109 lead, it looked like the Thunder had fixed its defensive issues thanks to George. Nope. Aaron Holiday hit a 3-pointer as Russell Westbrook lost track of him sliding along the perimeter. Westbrook finished with 24 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists, including the game-tying basket with 23 seconds left. He was all-energy, per usual, but also had 10 turnovers and a hand in the Thunder’s defensive doldrums. The Thunder had 22 turnovers which led to 28 Bulls points. Even so, the Thunder was able to overcome that when its defense held on for stops. That wasn’t the case on Friday. Westbrook lost his man. Markkanen turned the corner on George. The Thunder heads home with its defense in an unfamiliar place, a key battle with Utah ahead on Monday.